Bunbury cork floors

Can I have cork flooring in a modern home?

Cork flooring in progress

Yes, why not? You will be amazed with the unique modern look that cork flooring can give your home. Cork flooring has been used for hundreds of year but is still really modern even today.

Reasons to use cork flooring in modern home:

  1. Modern look
  2. Eco friendly
  3. Hygienic
  4. Insect repellent
  5. Good insulation

Modern look

Cork flooring can give your home an elegant modern look and make your flooring really comfy for all your activities. Cork floors are great for all styles of homes and are lovely floors to enjoy chitchat and a cuppa or two.

Eco friendly

Cork is very eco friendly coming from a sustainable resourceand is a non-toxic flooring product that is great in family homes especially if you have pets and children.

You can ensure that cork trees are not harmed after harvest as a new layer of cork bark grows making it a renewable source, thus not damaging the tree; in fact if the trees don’t shed their bark (cork) the tree will actually die.

Hygienic

Suffering from allergies? You don’t need to worry about health problems with cork flooring as it is antimicrobial, mould and mildew resistant. Cork flooring is not dust or pollen absorber, perfect to prevent build-up of dirt that can cause allergies. Cork helps avoid the potential environment that can use the allergens and that will help to keep you healthy and allergy-free.

Insect repellent

Never let mossies spoil your bonding with friends and family by simply installing cork under your feet. Cork bark contains suberin, a waxy waterproof substance present in the cell walls and a natural insect repellent.

Mossies hate cork flooring so you are rest assured that they will not visit you anymore.

Good insulation

Save money by reducing energy bills with cork floors. Cork is great energy efficient flooring you will help to keep your budget intact. It can provide you good insulation in hot and cold months.

Does cork flooring suit a modern home?

Yes absolutely.

For enquiries about cork flooring cork flooring, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring
on 0409 081 679 to discuss your flooring needs. Ring us for a FREE quote today.

3 myths about cork flooring you should know

Cork flooring in progress

Cork flooring in progress

Cork floors are a lovely floor option for your home. They are warm, stylish and comfortable underfoot. However, despite their characteristics and popularity, there are some homeowners who are hesitant to install cork floors due to some myths that are circulating.

Yes, cork floors are one of the most misunderstood materials in the flooring market. Here are the lists of myths you should know about and after this, you’ll be convinced that cork floors would be perfect for your home.

Cork floors look like a bulletin board on your floor.

This is untrue – just like any flooring, cork floors are available in a variety of textures, colours and finishes. With its lustrous sheen, it doesn’t look like a bulletin frame board at all. Choosing the right finish and match it with your décor, you might actually be surprised as to how amazing a cork floor can look in your home!

Cork is going extinct.

No – cork is actually a rapidly renewable resource which makes it nature friendly. It is harvested from the outer bark of the tree which means that the tree isn’t damaged in any way.

Cork is unsuitable for kitchen.

Cork floor is cushy to walk on a may be the main reason why many people believe cork floors are not perfect for places with high traffic such as the kitchen. Well, cork floors can be installed anywhere in your home – even in your kitchen! Did you know that cork is a great insulator against the cold, noise and vibrations? It makes safe protection against falling glasses and kitchen wares. It is also resistant to water and mildew.

3 myths about cork flooring you should know

Now you know these myths about cork floors. So, what’s stopping you from installing one for your home? For your cork flooring installation needs, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We can handle the planning and installation process for you. Ring us today on 0409 081 679 and we’ll give you an obligation free quote.

 

 

5 Places to Use Cork Flooring in Your Home!

cork flooring by DIYCork is a natural shock absorber, and despite being cushiony, quality cork flooring is extremely durable. Where many floor types would be dented or scratched, cork will give a little and then bounce back as good as new. Cork’s durable and flexible properties make it an excellent choice for flooring throughout the house.

5 great places to use cork flooring in your home:

  • The kitchen
  • Bedroom
  • Children’s Playroom
  • Office
  • Lounge Room

The kitchen

A cork floor is pretty handy to have in a kitchen, cork’s cushioning properties reduce the risk of the floor being damaged when something is dropped. The dropped item is also less likely to be damaged. Cork is great for standing at bench for those long hours when you are preparing dinner or something special.

Bedroom

Cork insulates both heat and noise and has the added bonus of feeling great on bare feet. This makes it perfect for the bedroom. If  you have a cork floor when you get out of bed on a winter’s morning your feet won’t be met with a freezing cold floor and in summer it will remain cool and let you have a good night’s sleep.

Children’s Playroom

Cork is sound absorbing, making it ideal for a playroom. This means that most loud noises will stay in the playroom, so when you’re trying to talk over afternoon tea with a friend, you won’t have to yell.

Cork is also useful in a playroom because it is that bit more forgiving, great for sitting on and playing too. A well finished cork floor is also easy to clean. Minor spills of food, drink and paint will be easily and efficiently wiped up with no fuss.

Office

Apart from all of the other benefits, cork tiles come in a wide range of colours and patterns allowing you to spice up your office permanently and turn it into a workplace that you want to be in.

Lounge Room

Unlike carpet, cork is hypoallergenic; it doesn’t absorb dust and it requires less cleaning especially useful if you often eat in the lounge room. Cork flooring is also antimicrobial; it contains a substance called Suberin. It works as a natural repellent to a variety of pests and insects; it has also been shown to have healthy antimicrobial properties.

Cork Flooring in Your Home

Absolutely, what are you waiting for?

Call D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring to discuss your needs and get a quote on cork flooring for your home.